The Story of Little Mole Plop Up Edition!

Who Knew it Was None of His Business

Author: Werner Holzwarth

Publisher: Pavilion Children's

ISBN: 9781843650959

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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The outrageous bestseller is back - now in a hilarious pop-up edition! Who did their business on the mole's head? Join the intrepid mole as he sets out to find the culprit and exact his revenge in his own little way. "The Story of the Little Mole" is a favourite story loved by children and their parents all around the world with over a million copies sold! And now, you play along with compelling pop-ups, tabs to pull and flaps to lift!

Crossover Picturebooks

A Genre for All Ages

Author: Sandra L. Beckett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136577025

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 398

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This book situates the picturebook genre within the widespread international phenomenon of crossover literature, examining an international corpus of picturebooks — including artists’ books, wordless picturebooks, and celebrity picturebooks — that appeal to readers of all ages. Focusing on contemporary picturebooks, Sandra Beckett shows that the picturebook has traditionally been seen as a children’s genre, but in the eyes of many authors, illustrators, and publishers, it is a narrative form that can address any and all age groups. Innovative graphics and formats as well as the creative, often complex dialogue between text and image provide multiple levels of meaning and invite readers of all ages to consider texts that are primarily marketed as children’s books. The interplay of text and image that distinguishes the picturebook from other forms of fiction and makes it a unique art form also makes it the ultimate crossover genre. Crossover picturebooks are often very complex texts that are challenging for adults as well as children. Many are characterized by difficult "adult" themes, genre blending, metafictive discourse, intertextuality, sophisticated graphics, and complex text-image interplay. Exciting experiments with new formats and techniques, as well as novel interactions with new media and technologies have made the picturebook one of the most vibrant and innovative contemporary literary genres, one that seems to know no boundaries. Crossover Picturebooks is a valuable addition to the study of a genre that is gaining increasing recognition and appreciation, and contributes significantly to the field of children’s literature as a whole.

The Story of Shit

Author: Midas Dekkers

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1922253766

Category: History

Page: 304

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A masterful writing style that is not only unique in biology but without equal in the whole of Dutch literature. The Story of Shit shows Dekkers once again to be in possession of a golden pen.’ New Scientist We are very discreet. We disappear into a small room, perform the task, flush, wash and reappear as if nothing happened. Of course, hygiene is necessary—some faecal bacteria, if re-ingested, can cause very serious problems—and unpleasant aromas are best kept at bay. But in all this hygienic discretion have we lost touch with an integral part of ourselves—something as much a part of living as breathing, eating and sleeping? Something enriching, creative and even enjoyable. In The Story of Shit, Dutch biologist Midas Dekkers presents a personal, cultural, scientific, historical and environmental account of shit, from the digestive process and the fascinating workings of the gut, to the act of defecation and toilet etiquette. With irreverent humour and a compelling narrative style, Dekkers brings a refreshing, entertaining and illuminating perspective to a once-taboo subject. Midas Dekkers is a bestselling Dutch writer and biologist. His books include Physical Exercise, The Way of All Flesh, Dearest Pet and The Larva. Nancy Forest-Flier is a Dutch-to-English translator. She was educated in the USA and now lives in the Netherlands. ‘For those who aren’t aware: we are not our brain, we are our gut. There is always that unmistakable Midas touch: his brilliant, sharp style makes it hard to suppress a laugh or a smile.’ Medisch Contact ‘Dekkers doesn’t hold back in his brimming history...You learn a lot...So, do I recommend a book that tells how the CIA tried using transmitters disguised as tiger turds to eavesdrop on the Viet Cong? Oh...faeces, yes.’ New Zealand Listener ‘It is such a wondrous thing when a scientist can explain facts in a humorous, straightforward and thrilling fashion.’ Toowoomba Chronicle ‘[A] remarkable foray into every aspect of diet, digestion and defecation...This is a fascinating, milestone work that should run out of bookshops like shit off a hot shovel.’ GPSpeak

Analysing Humorous Storybooks for the Use in the Primary EFL Classroom

"The Queen’s Knickers" by Nicholas Allan and "The Story of the Little Mole who knew it was none of his business" by Werner Holzwarth and Wolf Erlbruch

Author: Nina Schütze

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668776296

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 16

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Seminar paper from the year 2017 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, Bielefeld University (Fakultät für Linguistik und Literaturwissenschaft), course: Teaching English Language and Literature and Culture in the Primary EFL Classroom, language: English, abstract: Using humour is a good way to create a positive atmosphere in the primary English classroom and it helps the children to concentrate and to enjoy the lesson. Humour can for example be found in storybooks and is therefore seemingly easily accessible. Yet, it might be difficult for the children to understand in terms of their cognitive development or their cultural knowledge. This leads to some questions concerning the use of humorous children’s books to teach language and culture of English-speaking countries to German primary school children. Firstly, it can be asked if picture books from different cultural backgrounds and with different kinds of humour can be used in primary school and what are possible difficulties in using books from a culture which is different from the listener’s culture. Furthermore, it can be interesting to look at important factors to consider when using a humorous picture book, like cultural specific humour and children’s humour. Finding approaches to answer these questions will be the focus of this paper. To do so, it shall be looked at theories of humour which will be applied to a German and an English picture book to analyse the humour used in these books.

Understanding Children's Books

A Guide for Education Professionals

Author: Prue Goodwin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446246426

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Children's books play a vital role in education, and this book helps you to choose books that have the most to offer young children. Each chapter reflects on a different theme or genre and their role in educational settings, and recommends ten 'must reads' within each one. The themes covered include: - books for babies - literature for the very young - narrative fiction - books in translation - poetry - picture books - graphic texts. Early years professionals, childcare professionals and teachers working from nursery to Key Stage 3 will find this book a fascinating and useful resource.

Something about the Author

Facts and Pictures about Authors and Illustrators of Books for Young People

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787688059

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 341

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Series covers individuals ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources, and photographs.